Heineken Lagos Fashion Week in partnership with Style House Files, Fets Wallet, Fayrouz, and Canon unveils the maiden edition of the Green Access Competition and 2018 Visual Makers Fellowship.
As Sustainability is at the forefront of global conversations including fashion, the competition aims to raise awareness amongst Nigerian students on the need to make sustainable choices in the Nigerian fashion industry and simultaneously, discover raw fashion talent.
This does not negate the fact that increasingly, fashion enterprises are transforming their business models and embracing strategies towards more environmentally, socially and ethically conscious production.
Locally, designers such as Emmy Kasbit, Maki Oh, Zashadu, Nkwo, and JZO utilize and source traditionally crafted materials, in an effort to support artisan craft, grow economic status and sustain generational craftsmanship of indigenous fabrics such as Adire, Akwete, Aso Oke, and Leather.
According to one of the partners, Omoyemi Akerele, Founder Style House Files, and Lagos Fashion Week, the Sustainable Development Goals are at the core of all dialogues and conversations that will ensue at the event; and the implementation of initiatives within the African fashion industry.
Fifteen (15) selected Green Access finalists will be commissioned to design one (1) outfit each, and gain promotion through participation in a fashion film and photo shoot.
Simultaneously, the Visual Makers Fellowship in partnership with Canon was specially created to discover, nurture and support budding image makers in the Nigerian Fashion scene and fine-tune their skills as Fashion Photographers and Filmmakers.
Successful Visual Maker Applicants will receive accreditation invitation to shoot for Lagos Fashion Week and will be provided with access to workshops and masterclasses.
Deadline: September 14th, 2018.